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Newsletter – January 2019

Mallow Union Newsletter
St. James’ Mallow, St. Mary’s Doneraile, St. Mary’s Castletownroche
January 2019

Rector: Canon Eithne Lynch
022/21473 or 086/2535002
Email: mallowunion@eircom.net
Website: www.mallow.cork.anglican.org
Facebook: Mallow Union of Parishes
Twitter: @MallowUnion
Lay Readers: Avril Gubbins 022/24267
Emmanuel Adebisi 022/20477

We wish everyone a Happy and Peaceful New Year and all the best for 2019.

Our Christmas events are all finished for another year.

First of all we would like to thank Susan Brennan for all the work she put into the Christmas Concert on the 14th December in St. James’ Church Mallow.  The concert was a sell out again and was, as always, a most enjoyable evening.  Thanks to everyone who helped preparing for it, those who supplied the refreshments, as well as those who worked on the night and all those who came along to support it.

The Christmas Jigsaw Club took place on the 8th December. Thanks to all who worked at this and to the children who prepared for the Nativity Play which took place in St. James on the 15th December. This was a lovely event.

The first of our Carol services was in St. John’s Buttevant on Wednesday 12th December at 8pm. The next was in St. James’ Mallow on the 16th December at 7.30pm, St. Mary’s Castletownroche held theirs on Friday 21st of December at 7.30pm and on 23rd of December our final Carol Service was held in St. Mary’s
Doneraile at 3pm. Thanks to all the church decorators, organist, musicians, readers and those who provided tea for all these services and anyone else that helped in any way.

Our Christmas Services were held on Christmas Eve in St. James Mallow at 8pm and St. Mary’s Doneraile at 11.30pm and then on Christmas Day in St. Mary’s Castletownroche at 10am and St. James Mallow at 11.45pm. Thanks to all the organists, readers and everyone who helped to make these services run so well.

The Children’s party was held on Friday 28th December at 3pm in St. James’ Hall, Mallow. Thanks to all involved in this and to Santa for making a quick visit even though he was exhausted after all his Christmas long distance journeys.

Our final service for Christmas was a United Parish service in St. James’ Mallow on Sunday 30th at 11am. This was a service called ‘From the Stable to the Cross’ which involved readings, singing and listening to various pieces of music.  Thanks Susan, Emma, John and all who were involved in this.

Finally, on the 31st of December we had a full team of campanologists to toll out the old year and ring in the New Year in St. Mary’s Doneraile. We started with some short prayers, followed by the bell ringing and finished with our first cup of tea of 2019.

Our next meeting is our Bowling Fun Night on Tuesday 8th January leaving Mallow at 7.30pm for 8pm start in The Planet Cork. If you are free to come please contact Ruth Sherlock (086) 1588719, Vivian Wharton or Linda Deane with numbers by Monday 7th January. All welcome.
New Diocesan President: We would like to welcome Mrs. Hilary Dring and wish her all the best as she takes over as new Diocesan President. Also thanks to Mrs. Patsy Devoy for all the work she has done in recent years in the position.  Subs are due at moment for 2019 if sent away thank you if not there is still time
and you can give to Linda Deane.

St. Mary’s Church Doneraile Concert:
The Annual Concert in aid of the Building Maintenance Fund will be held on Friday 8th February 2019 at 8pm in St. Mary’s Church, Doneraile. More details in next newsletter.

World Day of Prayer:
World Day of Prayer in St. Mary’s Church Doneraile on Friday 1st March 

OSS CORK DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REOURCE CENTRE:
The OSS Cork Domestic Violence Resource and Information Centre would like to thank the congregation of Mallow Union of Parishes for the generous donations they received during the 16 day against violence against Women. A total of €184.50 was collected and will go towards their emergency fund. The OSS offers support to both Men and Women who are experiencing or have experienced Domestic abuse. Family and friends may also contact the service.  The OSS is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and the helpline is 1800497497.  This service is free and confidential.

Baptism:
Aoife Frances Seymore was baptised at the morning service in St James’ Mallow on 23rd December. Her parents, John Mark and Lisa (Keane) and their families gathered for the occasion. Aoife was given the second name Frances in honour of her great-grandmother, Frances Bolster, who is remembered with great
fondness in this parish.

Confirmation:
Anyone who may be interested in being confirmed in the coming year please give your name to the Rector as soon as possible. There will be a confirmation morning in the Canon Packham Hall in Douglas, Cork on  Saturday 2nd March with Bishop Paul Colton.

DIARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
There will be H.C. in St. James’, Mallow on Wednesday mornings 11am
Tuesday 8th January MU Bowling in Cork 8pm
Wednesday 9th January Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Thursday 10th January Vestry meeting in St. James’ Hall 8pm
Wednesday 16th January Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Sunday 20th January Ecumenical Service, Charleville 7.30pm
Wednesday 23rd January Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Tuesday 29th January Concert by ETB Young People 7pm
Wednesday 30th January Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm

MONTHS AHEAD
Friday 8th February Concert in St. Mary’s Church Doneraile 7.30pm
Friday 1st March World Day of Prayer in St. Mary’s Doneraile
Saturday 2nd March Confirmation Morning with Bishop Paul Colton

SUNDAY READINGS

6th January (The Epiphany) White
Isaiah 60: 1-6 Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-15 Ephesians 3: 1-12 Matthew 2: 1-12
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

13th January (1st Sunday after Epiphany) White
Isaiah 43: 1-7 Psalm 29 Acts 8: 14-17 Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22
Castletownroche 10am Family Service & H.C.
Doneraile 10am Family Service
Mallow 11.45am Family Service

20th January (2nd Sunday after Epiphany) White
Isaiah 62: 1-5 Psalm 36: 5-10 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11 John 2: 1-11
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

27th January (3rd Sunday after Epiphany) White
Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a
Luke 4: 14-21 (22-30)
Castletownroche 10am H.C.
Doneraile 10am M.P.
Mallow 11.45am M.P.

3rd February (4th Sunday after Epiphany) Green
Ezekiel 43: 27- 44:4 Psalm 48 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13 Luke 2: 22-40
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

If you have anything to put in the February magazine please give to Diana before Sunday 13th
January and for the February Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 30th
January.
Email: dianabuckley@eircom.net
or mobile 086/1547810
or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche.